Blessed is the man who endures temptation. For when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

Temptation is a test designed to strengthen us, not to weaken us. It stretches our will & attitude so we are ‘proven’ and ‘approved’. Once we have resisted and conquered the test.

We get a ‘crown’ through overcoming temptation. Whatever trial you are facing, when you are through it, you will receive authority, glory, and favour in that area.

After Jesus resisted the temptation to turn stones into bread, he gained ‘a crown’ of working miracles & multiplied bread many times for the crowds.

He resisted the temptation to throw himself down to see if God would look after him. He got the crown of resurrection out of which came every healing miracle.

He laid down His life & was raised from the dead by his father.

The devil tempted Jesus to bow down & worship him & he could give him all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus resisted & got the crown of rulership.

At His ascension He was made ruler of all the kingdoms of the world!

See you in Church!

7 thoughts on “Crowns

  1. HM I am finding the temptations come from the most unlikely sources. They are becomiong harder to overcome but with each new challenges comes the reward of a deeper intimacy with MY Lord. HM when I think of all he went through the challenges and the trials and even the persecutions I suffer are mild in light of his sacrifices. I am not looking for the crowns just aplace to reside in his heart forever.

  2. Dejun

    wow! pastor, its a revelation! at first, i didnt know about all these crowns. but it made me realised that as i resist and overcome my own temptations, i will become stronger spiritually and able to overcome more things in my life! thank you!

  3. This is what I love about yr insight Ps Phil >>from when I first stumbled on yr church at DeeWhy in the 80’s (when I was travelling round Oz…) I heard a guy take the Word ..(even the tough stuff) & find the positive insight to exhort, encourage and inspire fellow christians on the journey in Christ… that’s why I’m still a C3’er now… (Qld) >>>Praise God for you brother ! I love the way you open the word and prod my perspective. Its delightful. Bless u and yr family.

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